Student Leadership & Engagement

Welcome Week Staff

It takes a lot of people to make the hundreds of events run smoothly during Welcome Week! Our staff is comprised of a number of professional staff and two groups of student leaders who work in planning and implementing programs to ensure our students feel welcomed to Hofstra University.

Welcome Week Coordinators (WWC) are the heart and soul of our program. They are students who have had prior leadership experience and help plan and implement the program. Welcome Week Coordinators serve in conjunction with the Orientation Staff. The WWC role mirrors the overall new Student Orientation program in that it is two parts: summer orientation and welcome week. During summer orientation, Welcome Week Coordinators have overlapping responsibilities with Orientation Leaders. In addition to planning the Welcome Week Program, WWC's are expected to provide support and serve as a resource to incoming students. WWC's are also expected to facilitate evening programs and morning check in during summer orientation, and interact with our new incoming students.

Welcome Week Coordinators Summer 2021

Welcome Week Coordinators

From left to right : Calob Congdon and Hannah Kloeber

Calob Congdon is a rising junior with a major in music education and a minor in musical theatre from Berlin, Wisconsin. After attending both New Student Orientation and Welcome Week in the summer of 2019, Calob knew right away that he wanted to join New Student Orientation Staff and make a difference in the lives of future Hofstra students. This summer, Calob will be serving as the coordinator of the Welcome Week Leaders and the Club Fair. He will also assist in managing the logistical side of making the program a reality. Calob is most looking forward to the return to in person programs and witnessing the ever-growing sense of camaraderie amongst the class of 2025. His primary goal throughout the summer is to tailor a safe, engaging, rewarding, and memorable Welcome Week program that all members of the Pride will enjoy.

Hannah Kloeber is a rising senior with a major in Early Childhood Education/Childhood Education and English with a concentration in Literature in English from Houston, Texas. After having an amazing Orientation and Welcome Week experience, Hannah knew that she wanted to be involved in helping future students have the same experience and feel as welcome as she does at Hofstra University. This summer Hannah will be serving as coordinator of the Explore Next Door (E.N.D) Trips as well as social programming during Welcome Week. She will also share the responsibilities of the logistics of making Welcome Week happen. She is excited to see the return of in person programming and the ability for the class of 2025 to create memories together face to face. Her primary goal is to ensure that all students in the class of 2025 have a safe, exciting and fun Welcome Week experience that every new addition to the pride will remember.

Welcome Week Leaders

Welcome Week Leaders are student volunteers who run our planned events and programs, workshops, tours and ensure that students feel comfortable at their new home away from home. You’ll meet your WWLs in person at check in (if you are a residential student) or on campus for our in-person events like the outdoor movies and socially distant tie-dye session. In the meantime, go here to get a preview!

Become A Welcome Week Leader!

Welcome Week Staff Group Photo

What does a Welcome Week Leader (WWL) do?

  • Mentor and guide a group of 15-25 first-year students in their initial days on campus
  • Connect students to appropriate resources and ease their transition to college
  • Lead icebreakers to help students connect with one another
  • Attend and assist with Welcome Week events

What are the perks of being a WWL?

  • Hofstra apparel
  • Meal card during shifts
  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Great springboard to other leadership opportunities at Hofstra

What qualities are you looking for in WWLs?

  • Positive attitudes
  • Hofstra Pride
  • Ability to foster an inclusive environment
  • Timeliness
  • Team player
  • Communication skills

What are the requirements of being a WWL?

  • Be a currently registered undergraduate student for Fall 2021
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • No active community standards violations
  • Must participate in MANDATORY training from August 23-25. This training is put together by Welcome Week Coordinators and various offices around campus to help give resources, contacts and information about life at Hofstra (and important info for new students). This is also a time to make connections with other WWLs!
  • Be available during Welcome Week, Friday August 27 to Tuesday August 31 to help acclimate new students to the Hofstra Pride!
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